The Duty of Observing the Christian Sabbath - Sam. Lee

The Duty of Observing the Christian Sabbath - Sam. Lee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... as God (did) from his. From the manner in which the Apostle cites and applies the xcvth Psalm, it is certain that he understood it as extending at least to the times in which he lived, (comp. ch. iii. 13.) Let us turn to the Psalm itself, and see whether this will not hold good. It appears probable, from the second and third verses, that this whole Psalm was intended to apply to times in which God should be known far beyond the confines of Jewry: for they declare, that Jehovah is a great God, and a great king above all Gods; and, that in his hands are the deep places (rather searchings, i. e. everything that may be investigated or searched out, as the thoughts of men's hearts, &c.) of the earth, as well as the strength of the hills. That is, not abstractedly considered, but as it was declared after the resurrection of our Lord, reduced to his immediate government and control. The next Psalm manifestly treats on the same subject, --and, as it appears to me, so does the one immediately preceding, --on the sufferings of Christ, which were necessarily to precede such a state of things. A similar hymn of praise, and manifestly relating to the same times, is found in Isaiah xii. This xcvth Psalm is, therefore, with the greatest propriety, read weekly in our churches. Again, --manifest allusion is made to the works of creation, in vv. 5 and 6.; and these are assigned as grounds for the thankfulness now to be expressed. And, again, --if the Sabbath-day of the Jews did not mainly represent that of God's rest after the works of creation, it is but fair to infer that, as the " to-day" mentioned in the seventh verse, appears to point to other times, so did it to another day, in which mankind should as such, and not as Jews, celebrate the praise of their more

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